silica gel

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sil·i·ca gel

a precipitated form of silicic acid, used for adsorption of various gases.

silica gel

a coagulated form of hydrated silica, used as an absorbent of gases and as a dehydrating agent.


silicon dioxide, a compound occurring naturally as quartz and in other forms. A common constituent of urinary calculi in agricultural animals, a rare occurrence in dogs.

silica calculi
see silica urolith.
silica gel
commonly used in the laboratory as a desiccant; has been used topically on dogs and cats for flea control.
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The ethyl acetate soluble fraction (55 g) was subjected to column chromatography over silica gel eluting with n-hexane, n-hexane-CHCl3, CHCl3 and CHCl3-CH3OH in increasing order of polarity to get ten fractions (A-J).
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